Field Notes

Welcome to Field Notes, a new series that brings fans inside the sights and sounds of the games they love, as some of the world’s greatest athletes describe memories that shaped their careers. Kicking off the series is 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Ken Griffey Jr.


I do miss running into an outfield wall.

I don’t miss what comes after running into an outfield wall.

I tell my kids all the time: When you play a sport, play it hard. Injuries are part of the game, and they always will be. But as long as you go out there and play hard, you can never hold your head.

Playing baseball was just what I always wanted to do.

I just loved baseball.